Take a Second

Eyeing a beautiful timepiece can relax even a Type A personality.

The only thing wanting at nawcc.org, website of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, is time enough to marvel at all the timekeepers on display: sundials, flower, cuckoo and grandfather clocks, pocket repeaters and digital chronographs for athletes and divers. Has your vintage wristwatch gone missing? List it here and you may recover those stolen hours.

Trace watch making history from the 13th century to today, at hautehorlogerie.org, the stunning website of a group of Swiss fine watchmakers. Then watch an animation of how mechanical watches and their devilishly intricate mechanisms work. You’ll lose all track of time!